Putin recalls Russian ambassador at center of Trump collusion investigation

Kislyak

Russia recalls ambassador at center of collusion allegations against Trump campaign: report

Russian Federation is planning to recall its US ambassador linked to investigations to Russia's alleged attempt to interfere in the presidential election.

Russia's ambassador to the US, who's at the center of probes involving possible collusion between Moscow and the trump campaign, is heading back home. The sources say contrary to reports that Kislyak is in line for a senior United Nations role, Moscow has made a decision to bring the 66-year-old home after a July 11 going-away party.

Moscow has yet to confirm Kislyak's departure date. A new report states that the controversial Russian ambassador to the United States is about to head home.

The recall, although expected because the ambassador has been in his US post since 2008, comes at a time that the Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election has been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Most recently, the rotund and jovial former physicist has been at the center of swirling reports about undisclosed contacts between senior members of the Trump administration or election campaign.

The ambassador will be replaced by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov, who is on the European Union's sanctions list and will need final approval from Russia's parliament. In the report, the Post referenced anonymous United States officials briefed on intelligence reports. Kislyak's secret meetings with Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Trump, and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Sessions then recused himself from the investigation into Russia's alleged interference during the 2016 USA presidential campaign.

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